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Old 09-09-14, 05:46 AM
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Hi all, I am in need of opinions and advice.

I am looking into getting a new graphics card. Currently I have a GTX 760,I have decided to open up and look at both AMD and Nvidia. I am playing on a 1920x1080 res and I will be adding a second monitor down the line (Will not be using both for gaming).

So I am looking at the R9 290/290x and the Nvidia 780. I have been a faithful user to Nvidia, but I feel I need to look at other options.

I do not have the biggest budget in the world as I am saving my pennies.

I am looking for the biggest bang for my buck.

Games I play: Crysis 3, BF4, Starcraft2, Assassin's Creed (All of them), Metro (both).

Any help is appreciated.....

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Old 09-09-14, 06:06 AM
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Best bang for your buck will be the R9 290
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Old 09-09-14, 08:13 AM
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If you are from the UK Overclockers have some really nice deals on R9 290 cards at the moment http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18622687 hope this helps
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Old 09-09-14, 08:24 AM
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Out of the cards you mentioned the R9 290 is the best bang for your buck. It's also cheaper/faster(more than not) than a 780. Just get any good cooler on it and it should do wonders for you.
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Old 09-09-14, 08:46 AM
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do you not have the option to SLI?
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Old 09-09-14, 09:50 AM
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well I hear the tonga gpu is promising if your on a budget, though since your already considering the 290(x) I guess there isnt much point.

Why not just keep the 760? As these current cards arent exactly great... the 760 is a great card. I like the 670 better though.
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Old 09-09-14, 01:00 PM
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Why not wait a month and see if the new Graphics cards that are coming on the market are a big upgrade from your 760. I am looking to upgrade my HD7970 but by the end of October there will be newer products out there are rumours of the R9285x
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Old 09-09-14, 05:41 PM
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I would recommend the sapphire r9 290 tri-x 4gb OC. But you could wait for the next batch of gpus
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Old 10-09-14, 04:50 PM
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I am having a lot of problems with drivers. Not sure why, but I had first intended to run two 760's in SLI. I am still thinking about this config as I am only gaming in 1080p and not sure if the higher end cards are worth the money. But I am also considering waiting for the 900 series and seeing what they offer.
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Thank you all for your opinions.
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